A Prospective Comparison of Octyl Cyanoacrylate Tissue Adhesive (Dermabond) and Suture for the Closure of Excisional Wounds in Children and Adolescents

Laurie Bernard, Julie Doyle, Sheila Fallon Friedlander, Lawrence F. Eichenfield, Neil F. Gibbs, Bari B. Cunningham
2001 Archives of Dermatology  
Recent studies suggest that the use of octyl cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive for closure of both traumatic lacerations and incisional surgical wounds results in a cosmetic outcome comparable to that achieved with conventional sutures. To date, no studies have looked at the use of tissue adhesive for higher-tension wounds, such as those created during cutaneous excisional procedures. Objective: To compare the tissue adhesive octyl cyanoacrylate with standard suture for the closure of excisional
more » ... re of excisional wounds in children and adolescents. Design: A prospective comparison with blinded assessment of cosmetic outcome. Twenty-eight wounds were closed with monofilament suture and 24 were closed with tissue adhesive. At approximately 2 months, photographs of the incisions were evaluated by 2 dermatologists blinded to the method of skin closure.
doi:10.1001/archderm.137.9.1177 pmid:11559213 fatcat:cdsdl3im3zfkvkyhdrkogb6e7m